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    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu May 11, 2017 4:36 pm

    George1 wrote:The prototype of the "medium tank" Kaplan MT

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    Joint Turkish Polish project, dang, talk about an unholy duo.

    What size gun is that, 120 or 140mm?
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    Post  Guest on Thu May 11, 2017 8:12 pm

    AlfaT8 wrote:
    George1 wrote:The prototype of the "medium tank" Kaplan MT

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    Joint Turkish Polish project, dang, talk about an unholy duo.

    What size gun is that, 120 or 140mm?

    Not Poland, Indonesia Very Happy

    It has high-pressure 105mm gun.
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    Post  AlfaT8 on Thu May 11, 2017 9:10 pm

    Militarov wrote:
    AlfaT8 wrote:
    Joint Turkish Polish project, dang, talk about an unholy duo.

    What size gun is that, 120 or 140mm?

    Not Poland, Indonesia Very Happy

    It has high-pressure 105mm gun.

    Polish flag:
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    Indonesian flag:
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    Ok, my bad. Suspect
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    Post  Airman on Sat May 13, 2017 9:50 pm

    It's the Kaplan MT Modern Medium Weight Tank. Currently under development by FNSS and PT Pindad for Turkish Army and Indonesian Army. The vehicle’s firepower is provided by a CMI Cockerill 3105 turret, integrated with a high-pressure 105 mm Cockerill gun and an advanced autoloader. This is the first prototype of Kaplan MT. The second prototype will be produced in Indonesia.


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    Post  Book. on Mon May 15, 2017 7:37 am

    IDEF 2017: Upgraded M60T MBT breaks cover
    Christopher F Foss, Istanbul - IHS Jane's International Defence Review [12 May 2017]
    Source: http://www.janes.com/article/70356/idef-2017-upgraded-m60t-mbt-breaks-cover

    Aselsan has partnered with the General Directorate of Military Factory (AFGM) to upgrade two of the Turkish Army's M60T main battle tanks (MBTs) with enhanced survivability.

    The effort follows the service's disastrous Euphrates Shield operation in Syria, where a number of its MBTs were destroyed or damaged.

    Turkey took delivery of 170 upgraded M60T MBTs which were originally updated by Israel Military Industries (IMI), with most of the work carried out by the 2nd Main Maintenance Centre Command at Kayseria. The command has extensive experience with upgrading and overhauling MBTs and other tracked armoured fighting vehicles.

    The upgraded M60T MBT has been fitted with Aselsan laser detectors which warn the crew of threats from laser designators and rangefinders as well as laser-guided missiles.

    Cameras are provided to provide the crew with improved situational awareness through a full 360°, a feature considered essential in urban operations.

    The original commander's cupola - which is armed with a .50 calibre machine gun (MG) - has been replaced with a new model that offers increased situational awareness.

    Mounted on the roof of the upgraded M60T is an Aselsan Stabilised Advanced Remote Weapon Platform (SARP), which is armed with a stabilised 40 mm automatic grenade launcher (AGL) although this could be replaced by a 7.62 mm or .50 calibre MG.

    The 120 mm smoothbore main gun and 7.62 mm coaxial MG are retained as are the banks of standard 76 mm electrically operated grenade launchers.

    The upgraded M60T displayed at the exhibition was numbered 107 and retains the original IMI explosive reactive armour (ERA).

    Roketsan confirmed to Jane's that it has developed a new ERA package for the M60T and that this had been fitted for initial mobility trials.

    Roketsan has also revealed a net-type system designed to provide armoured vehicles with a higher level of protection against the widely deployed RPG-7 rocket-propelled grenade system and other weapons fitted with a single high-explosive anti-tank (HEAT) warhead.

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    Upgraded Turkish M60T MBT fitted with roof-mounted Aselsan SARP remote weapon station, cameras for situational awareness and laser warning system. The original explosive reactive armour package has been retained. (Christopher F Foss)Upgraded Turkish M60T MBT fitted with roof-mounted Aselsan SARP remote weapon station, cameras for situational awareness and laser warning system. The original explosive reactive armour package has been retained. (Christopher F Foss)
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    Post  Airman on Thu Nov 23, 2017 6:24 am

    FNSS ACV-15 Fire Power and Survivability Modernization

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    Post  Airman on Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:28 am

    Modernized M60A3 MBT

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    Post  Airman on Tue Nov 06, 2018 8:49 am

    ASELSAN's Active Protection Systems Project Manager Kadir KARSLI said in a panel that, PULAT Active Protection System's integration to M60TMs was started and 40 M60TMs will get their PULATs until at the end of 2018. Karslı said the PULAT APS has passed all the tests successfully.
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